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Intermediate/Upper Intermediate Courses


Intermediate Courses include Intermediate Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. 
Students will continue to Upper Intermediate Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 before proceeding to the advanced courses. Description of the content of each level is provided below.

To review the courses please scroll down the page to see descriptions. Please note they are displayed in date and time order not in level order.  Intermediate classes are offered once per week for ten weeks.  The cost of the 10-week session is $294.50 with a required 1 year membership of $40 for an individual. Membership allows us to offer you a discount on classes as well as various events held throughout the year.

In addition, take note of grammar workshops, and other special courses that may be offered to intermediate level students.  Tuition amounts will vary.

        

                                         

                                                         





Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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             Imparare Leggendo: I Promessi Sposi di Alessandro Manzoni


    Students will read and listen independently to the shortened version of the Italian classic, "I Promessi Sposi" and will discuss each piece of the story in class. This course will deepen students' knowledge of each chapter through additional activities, based on the cultural and historical information that will be provided.  Besides conversation, students will complete comprehension and vocabulary exercises. 

    This is a 4 week course, which will commence on Monday, November 27, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Classes will meet once per week, through Monday, December 18. Tuition is $130, and all students must hold active ICC memberships.  Please register here today!

    Prerequisites:  Students must have completed the Upper Intermediate or an Advanced level class, or receive ICC instructor approval.  

    The text for class can be purchased at:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/I-PROMESSI-SPOSI-BOOK_CD/productinfo/CID6608/

    All classes and events must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.







    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
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    Verbi al presente

    Join us for a two hour workshop focused on verbs in the present tense. Review how to express yourself when describing current events and plans. Lead by our native instructor Paola Disconzi, the workshop is a great opportunity to practice regular/irregular as well as modal and reflexive verbs in meaningful contexts. Prerequisite: Beginning Level 1.

    This is a one time workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, December 5, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Please register and remit payment here to reserve you place in class.

    All courses must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to qualify for a refund, less an administrative fee.

     










    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
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    Grammar Workshop --- Verbo piacere

    Join us for a two hour workshop focused on the verb "piacere". Review how to express your likes and dislikes in the present and past tenses.  Lead by our native instructor Ileana Tamberlani, the workshop is a great opportunity to practice "piacere" in meaningful and communicative contexts, encouraging students to gradually produce more complex sentences by reviewing other basic grammar rules (for example, adjective agreement). Prerequisite: Beginning Level 2. 

    Tuition is $35 for ICC members and $45 for non-members.











    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
    • 10
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      Imperfetto e Passato Prossimo in musica

    This is a two hour class designed to practice the use of imperfetto and passato prossimo and to review the use of both tenses through Italian music (canzoni). 

    Lead by ICC native instructor Luisa O'Gara, students will practice imperfetto and passato prossimo tenses by listening to Italian pop songs in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You will work on lyrics comprehension and on how the two tenses are used in comparison to English. 

    Pre-requisite: Beginning Level 4 and Pre-Intermediate










    • 04 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    Join us for an open house on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts building. 

     Guests can learn about the adult Italian language classes the ICC will offer during winter term of 2018.  You can view class materials, meet our native instructors, and register for a winter term class.

    Registration will open October 30, 2017, and space is available at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with you questions.



    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Hennepin Center for the Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls, MN 5503
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     The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, to write a letter or converse on the phone, and to express feelings, emotions and sensations. Overall grammatical topics: when and how to use the different past tenses; adverbs; possessive pronouns and adjectives. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-3-B1-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM389/






Past events

06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
19 Aug 2017 EN17 - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 19, 2017
14 Jun 2017 AU17IC Class Closed/ Intermediate Conversation - Wednesday Evening
20 May 2017 EN17 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 20
05 Jan 2017 EW17 Winter Open House
14 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
13 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
07 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
23 Jul 2016 EN16 PLEASE NOTE: Change in Start Time! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, July 23, 2016
25 Jun 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, June 25, 2016
21 May 2016 EN16 It's Back! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 21, 2016
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
19 Feb 2016 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis – Venerdi, 19 febbraio
06 Jan 2016 EW16 Winter Open House - Travelogue: Study Italian in Lucca, Fall 2016!
04 Nov 2015 AE15 NEW! Italian Heritage: il giorno dei morti-The day of the dead, Wednesday, November 4
03 Oct 2015 EF15 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – 1st Saturday of each month (June – Oct)
09 Sep 2015 EF15 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
13 Jun 2015 EN15 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
23 Apr 2015 Servizio Passaporti
31 Mar 2015 ES15 Open House
26 Mar 2015 AE15 NEW! Spring Meet Up and Italian Conversation
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
06 Jan 2015 EW15 Open House- CANCELLED--Due to Weather
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
09 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Afternoon
08 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
04 Sep 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4
03 Sep 2014 FS14 Open House- Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
31 Jul 2014 EU14 Walker Art Center-SOLD OUT!!!
24 Jun 2014 AU14GW Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto, Tuesday, June 24
02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
14 Jan 2014 AW14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
12 Nov 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Tuesday, November 12
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
12 Jun 2013 1-Day Grammar Workshop
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
30 Jan 2013 Intermediate Adult Level 1 Conversation Only Class Wednesday PM
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
03 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Monday, December 3
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - April 4
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop- Passato Prossimo- April 4
21 Mar 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti -March 21
13 Apr 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 3 - Tuesday Evenings
13 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
12 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 + Conversation Class
23 Oct 2009 TEST Intermediate Adult Level 1
09 Sep 2009 Intermediate Class Fall Session
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